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Loomis man killed in Penryn accident

By: Joyia Emard Loomis News Editor
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A Loomis man died at the scene after being struck by a pick-up truck in Penryn on Dec. 3, according to Officer David Martinez, spokesman for the Auburn California Highway Patrol, based in Newcastle. Alan David Ruley, 38, formerly of Rocklin, was reported to have walked into the middle of Penryn Road, just south of the Penryn Estates, at 2 a.m., when he was struck by a Ford F-250 pickup truck, Martinez said. He said the driver, a 23-year old Penryn resident, was not responsible for the crash. “As far as what we know it’s pretty cut and dry. The pedestrian walked out in front of the motorist,” Martinez said. “He was pronounced dead at the scene.” Martinez said alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in the accident. Brian Ruley, 28, brother of the victim, said Alan Ruley had lived on Boyington Road for nearly a year and may have been walking home from the Valencia Club, although he has not been able to verify that. He said services for his brother were held last week. “He was a great guy – always willing to help anyone out. He wasn’t into material things,” Brian Ruley said. Brian Ruley, who lives in Folsom, said his brother was a carpenter and a “great tradesman” and worked at the Stanford Ranch Home Depot, in Roseville, and at California Fence and Patio. “He was highly intelligent,” Brian Ruley said. Sara Seyydin contributed to this story.